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ECB: first euro area bank 'stress tests' a "major milestone" ahead of new regulatory regime

Roughly one in five of the EU's largest banks were not holding enough capital to cover the impact of market 'stress' as of the end of 2013, although 12 of the affected 25 have since taken action to rectify the shortfall, according to the European Central Bank... 28 Oct 2014

“Taxpayers should not bear the cost” of bank failure says Bank of England as final resolution framework published

The failure of banks should have “the same impact as the failure of any other institution”, with taxpayers spared from having to bear any costs the Bank of England has said. It has published its approach to dealing with lenders in financial difficulty. 27 Oct 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • Banking reform - what ring-fencing means for your business

    UK banking regulation is undergoing significant changes which will affect UK banks and foreign banks operating in the UK.

  • Third party contracts and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation and competition considerations.

  • Disputes and litigation risk in bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, third party contracts and competition considerations.

  • Issues for directors and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Property and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, employment, issues for directors, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Financial products and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, employment, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition...

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Basel Committee plans faster work on 'leverage ratio' for global banks

Global banking regulators are planning to finalise the framework for the 'leverage ratio', one of the measures of bank capital reporting required under the upcoming Basel III international regulatory regime, sooner than previously planned. 23 Oct 2014

Tougher rules on securities financing collateral will reduce global shadow banking risk, says FSB

Hedge funds, private equity firms and other non-bank lenders will have to provide a minimum level of collateral when borrowing money from banks, under plans put forward by the Financial Stability Board (FSB). 15 Oct 2014

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Expertise in Banking & Restructuring

When a company wants to develop and grow, obtaining finance can be a major hurdle. Financial institutions are the key to developing growth for companies whether they are looking to move into new markets, develop new products or try something different. We are ideally placed to advise banks and other lenders on their activities and companies on their financing needs.

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